Wide 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw for Mahuta

January 5, 2016

Wide 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw for Mahuta

Race favourite Mahuta has drifted in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2016 betting for this weekend at after suffering a nasty barrier draw for the Gold Coast feature.


Mahuta has a nasty barrier to overcome to salute for the punters in the 2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A capacity field of 16 starters plus five emergencies make up the line-up for this summer’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) on Saturday with the Darren Weir-trained Mahuta favourite in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The in-form Flying Spur colt shoots for his fifth win on the trot and comes off a stakes-winning triple including his Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) success in Melbourne last time out in mid-November.

Despite the gun form and freshen-up since, Mahuta is on the drift in Magic Millions 3YO Guineas betting at $4 for the win after coming up with gate 20 (into 15) in Tuesday morning’s barrier draw.

Brad Rawiller stays aboard the favourite who has some serious work to do to keep the winning streak going and secure his third win from as many starts over Saturday’s 1400m distance.

Close second favourite in the latest Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds at $4.60 for the win is Egyptian Symbol who is set to get a gun run from barrier six, into four if the emergencies come out.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Stratum filly boasts three wins, a second and a third from five runs so far including her last start third to Madotti in the Gold Coast’s Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) on Boxing Day.

She was defeated under a length that day in her first Queensland run and is tipped to improve from a nice gate stepping up in distance for the 3YO Guineas on Saturday with Glyn Schofield retaining the ride.

Third pick and the last of the single figure hopes is then Flippant at $5 who beat home Egyptian Symbol when the duo ran the quinella in the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes on December 17.

While Egyptian Symbol has been kept fit with her Vo Rogue run on December 26, Peter & Paul Snowden’s Hinchinbrook filly Flippant hasn’t raced since.

She trialled at Randwick on December 29 for a win over 836m though and has won four of her seven runs to date including black-type success in Brisbane last winter.

Flippant, like Saturday’s Magic Millions Guineas top fancy, won’t get things exactly her way in the Restricted Listed race however drawing barrier 19 (into 14) for her Gold Coast debut.

The next best in betting are Sir Bacchus ($11) and I’m Belucci ($12) who had mixed luck with their barriers drawing gates 21 and nine respectively.

Chris Waller’s son of Sebring Sir Bacchus comes off back-to-back Sydney wins but steps up over further than 1200m for the first time here from the outside alley with Damien Oliver booked for the ride.

I’m Belucci is a Glen Boss mount for Brisbane’s Desleigh Forster, the Captain Sonador colt racing for the first time since his second to Vanbrugh in the Group 2 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in Sydney back on October 10 last year as a $21 outsider.

Other notable Magic Millions 3YO Guineas hopes and their gates include the Gai Waterhouse-trained Flamboyant Lass (14), first emergency We’re Sure (4) and third emergency Shotacross The Bow (13) all at $15 in the latest markets.

Check out the full Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2016 barrier draw below then head to Ladbrokes.com.au to open your account with the bookmaker rewarding first time customers with up to $500 when they deposit and quote the code BETBONUS for a short time only!

2016 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 241111 MAHUTA Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 20 58kg
2 x19232x830 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller Michael Cahill 11 57.5kg
3 x73112x642 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 10 57kg
4 1x15x410 DRAM OF RED Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 7 57kg
5 2x4132x I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Glen Boss 9 57kg
6 274×061508 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Damian Browne 2 57kg
7 5×211 SIR BACCHUS Chris Waller Damien Oliver 21 57kg
8 4x504x5331 MADOTTI Matthew Dunn Tye Angland 16 56kg
9 14211x9x1 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 19 55.5kg
10 x112x0969x SAGARONNE Toby Edmonds Brenton Avdulla 15 55.5kg
11 733150×5 TYPING Stuart Kendrick Jim Byrne 8 55.5kg
12 1332098×40 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 55kg
13 x130x125x8 FLAMBOYANT LASS Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 14 55kg
14 15x381x6x5 ATALANTA MISS Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 1 55kg
15 2x2042x110 STAR OF NIGHT David Kelly Daniel Griffin 17 55kg
16 1×1123 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 6 55kg
17e 15×154 WE’RE SURE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 4 57kg
18e 74×14123 HESITATION Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 12 55kg
19e 76x181Dx14 SHOTACROSS THE BOW David Murphy TBA 13 57kg
20e 310x29x9 SAGA OF THE STORM Liam Birchley TBA 3 55kg
21e 16×4226 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 18 57kg

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